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In the online Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary STEM Education, you'll earn your graduate degree and initial Massachusetts teaching licensure for grades 1-6. The immersive program specifically focuses on how approaches to STEM instruction can be infused across the elementary curriculum.
Program faculty build from their own research on learning and teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to support students in filling much-needed roles in elementary schools across Massachusetts.
As a student in the MAT in Elementary STEM program, you'll launch your teaching career by joining a learning community at a top-ranked university. The program is mostly conducted online with 2, 3-day on-campus residencies, as required for licensure, where online students come together with faculty to prepare for upcoming course and practicum work. As part of the program, you'll have an 8-month placement in a school where you'll do deep, immersive classroom-based learning. This placement occurs concurrently with coursework allowing you to put your learning into practice.
As a graduate of the program, in addition to meeting the requirements for initial licensure, you'll be uniquely qualified to teach at the elementary level. Many of the program's alumni are teaching in Boston-area school districts such as Somerville, Cambridge, Malden, as well as in public and independent schools in other regions of the country. Others are working in education-related roles in the nonprofit and private sectors.
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Each state has its own requirements for licensure. It is our duty to disclose our approvals and requirements.
Our MAT program is an approved initial teacher licensure program by the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE). As such, the program requires that all required practicum hours for licensure be completed in person at a public or approved charter school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While the required course work is offered online, the program is limited to candidates who can commit to completing their practicum in Massachusetts.
If you intend to teach outside of Massachusetts once you complete the program, it is not determined whether this program meets your home state requirements for initial licensure. It is your responsibility to complete any due diligence for reciprocity with other state licensure requirements. Please see the following table link for contact information for your home state’s licensure agency to confirm whether this program will meet your home state’s requirement for licensure. (Table)